Russia's Gazprom Neftekhim starts building catalytic cracking unit

12 July 2013 16:28  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat has started construction work to build a new 1m tonne/year catalytic cracking complex, the Russian petrochemical producer said on Friday.

The new facilities, to be built on the premises of Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat in Russia's internal republic of Bashkortostan, are expected onstream in 2016, the company said.

The complex would include a catalytic cracker and associated gas treatment units, while vacuum gas oil would be supplied as feedstock from an existing refinery of Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat, formerly known as Salavatnefteorgsintez, it said.

The catalytic cracking complex that would produce liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and high-value gasoline was designed by the project's main contractors, Shell and Axens, according to a company statement.

Financial details were not disclosed.

By: Sergei Blagov
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